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Helmer Krane

Senior Associate

CMS EU Law Office
Avenue des Nerviens 85
1040 Brussels
Languages German, English

Helmer Krane focuses on state aid, acting for public authorities as well as private companies. He also advises companies in different sectors on merger control and represents them before the EU Commission, the Federal Cartel Office as well as before European and German courts. His competition law practice also covers dawn raids.

Helmer joined CMS in 2019.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (association of German-speaking lawyers specialising in competition law)
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  • 2018: Second state examination in law
  • 2016 - 2018: Trainee lawyer at Hamburg Higher Regional Court
  • 2016: First state examination in law
  • 2014: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • 2012: Studies abroad at Reykjavik University (Iceland)
  • 2010 - 2016: Studies at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, with a focus on economy, media and administration
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New state aid rules for aid com­bined with EU sup­port and for the green...
On 23 Ju­ly 2021, the Com­mis­sion ex­ten­ded the scope of the Gen­er­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GBER”), ad­op­ted in 2014 in two re­spects. The Reg­u­la­tion amend­ing the GBER was pub­lished in the OJEU on...
EU state aid law and rules dur­ing Cov­id-19
State aid pro­grammes as well as in­di­vidu­al grants of State Aid in the EU must be no­ti­fied and ap­proved by the EU Com­mis­sion as a mat­ter of prin­ciple. Dur­ing the corona crisis the basis for this is the...
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion gives green light to aid scheme for Ger­man...
In a de­cision of 11 Au­gust, the European Com­mis­sion au­thor­ised a Ger­man aid scheme to sup­port Ger­man air­port op­er­at­ors. The scheme was au­thor­ised partly on the basis of Art­icle 107(2)(b) TFEU and partly...
Coronavir­us crisis: European Com­mis­sion ex­tends its State aid Tem­por­ary...
The European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted on 11 May 2020 a second amend­ment to ex­tend the scope of the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted on 19 March 2020. It aims at provid­ing Mem­ber States with new in­stru­ments...
State aid avail­able to busi­nesses in Ger­many dur­ing the Coronavir­us Crisis
Dur­ing the coronavir­us crisis, State aid is a way for busi­nesses to ob­tain li­quid­ity. State aid can be gran­ted by all na­tion­al pub­lic sec­tor bod­ies, in­clud­ing loc­al au­thor­it­ies. There is no dir­ect aid...